Rebecca Wells, PGDip, MBACP.
I offer a warm, empathic and boundaried space in which difficulties can be identified and explored through Psychodynamic Counselling. My practice is LGBTQ+ affirmative and neuro-diversity sensitive. I am a registered member of the BACP.
I place the relationship at the heart of my counselling practice, which provides a sound, non-judgemental base from which past experiences, troubling patterns in relationship or behaviour, dreams, fantasies, conflicts and the meaning of suffering or symptoms can be explored. I believe that in the context of a supportive relationship profound and lasting change is possible as our experiences are understood and the stories we have become accustomed to about ourselves are allowed to shift. I draw insights from different theorists depending on the unique presentation of each person I work with. For some people creativity may be important to development or recovery, and I am open to including this in the work. I work with a wide range of issues and see adults and young people age 16+.
I have worked for 11 years in a previous role in NHS mental health services, and have experience working with people who have experienced trauma or abuse where pacing and the ability to re-orientate to a safer present is, I believe, vitally important while looking at experiences which feel unbearable.
I have extensive experience working with people who are diagnosed or identify as on the autistic spectrum and value neuro-diversity as well as recognising the pain and difficulty this can bring for some people while trying to navigate life in a predominantly neuro-typical world.
I am conversant in issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community and accept people's sexual orientation and gender identity.
The initial session will give you a chance to meet me and to discuss if Psychodynamic Counselling is right for you. We will need to discuss confidentiality and consent, and I will gather some background information. We will also need to arrange the frequency and cost of sessions.
While counselling can be challenging, it can also be a rich, creative and rewarding experience which makes sense of suffering and creates meaning with a supportive and non judgemental other.
I practice from private counsulting rooms in Lewes, in a peaceful environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-graduate diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (University of Brighton)
NCFE Level 2 & 3 in Counselling Theory and Practice
Post-graduate dipolma in Children and Young People's IAPT therapy (University College London)
Diploma of higher education in Mental Health Nursing (Oxford Brookes University)
BA Honours in English Literature (University of Sussex)
I have 11 years of experience supporting people in psychological distress in NHS mental health services in a nursing role.
I have provided counselling at The University of Sussex and currently also practice at Brighton Therapy Centre.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
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My standard fee is £45 per 50 minute session.
I am committed to making counselling accessible and am able to offer concessions, if you are unable to afford the standard fee, please discuss this with me.
My consulting rooms in Lewes are accessible via one flight of stairs, I regret that I am not able to provide wheelchair access.
I hold a current enhanced DBS.
There is likely to be street parking available. Consulting rooms are located 2 minutes walk from the 28/29 bus stop connecting to Brighton and surrounding area, and is a 15 minute walk from Lewes station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Consulting room in Lewes is accessible by one flight of stairs. I regret that I'm unable to offer toilet facilities.
Types of client